Goal-setting attributes, personality variables, and job satisfaction

Richard D Arvey, H. Dudley Dewhirst

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Abstract

The relationships between four goal-setting attributes identified by factor analytic procedures and job satisfaction were investigated among 271 scientists and engineers at a nuclear research and development center. Positive relationships between the goal-setting attributes and satisfaction were found. Further, it was found that need for achievement, need for autonomy, and need for affiliation as measured by the Gough Adjective Checklist did not significantly moderate the goal-setting attribute-job satisfaction relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-189
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

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Goal-setting attributes, personality variables, and job satisfaction. / Arvey, Richard D; Dewhirst, H. Dudley.

In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.01.1976, p. 179-189.

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Arvey, Richard D ; Dewhirst, H. Dudley. / Goal-setting attributes, personality variables, and job satisfaction. In: Journal of Vocational Behavior. 1976 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 179-189.
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